What We’re Working On in the Classroom

Hi Parents!

Can you believe that we’re already well into October!?

Here is a quick snapshot of what we’re working on…

This week it’s BE NICE, BE SAFE, BE AN UPSTANDER.  We will be talking about what it looks like to be safe and be nice – as well as ways to stand up for others. We often talk about TREATING OTHERS THE WAY WE WANT TO BE TREATED 🙂

In Reading, we’ve begun Unit 2- Analyzing Characters and Reading The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo.

We are presently writing our very own Realistic Fiction Story based on our own real life experiences.

Currently, we are tackling Unit 2 Math which is all about Multiplication! It is always very helpful for your child to practice math facts (pretty please?).

In Social Studies, we are learning about the United States in spacial terms- map/globe skills, landforms, and how humans interact with the earth.

Enjoy your week!

 

Pizza Hut Book It Program!

Our class is participating in the BOOK IT! Program to encourage reading at home.  Your child will receive a calendar October through March at the beginning of each month.  Each time your child reads at home he/she should mark it on their calendar.  At the end of each month your child should bring his/her calendar back to school and receive a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.

Whoo Hoo! Your child has to read anyway! What a cool reward! Thanks, Mrs. V.!

Picture Day 2018!

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Say “CHEESE”!!

Hi Parents!

It’s time to smile pretty!!  School picture day is Thursday, September 27, 2018. Please send the picture packet back to school if you would like to purchase pictures. The packet was sent home with your child last week.

Thanks!

 

Our First Two Weeks!

Hi Parents,

 In addition to continuing the Getting to Know Each Other process, here is what we’ve been up to in the first two weeks of 4th grade!
Our first unit of study in Reading lays the groundwork for good reading habits. Students are taught how to set reading goals, choose a Just Right book, read actively, and build reading stamina.
As we dig into writing Personal Narratives, we are learning to generate ideas of what to write by thinking about Special People, Special Places, and Strong Emotions. We also are learning to add sensory details to help the reader experience the story.
We are tackling numbers up to 1 Million in math this first unit! Students are learning how to model and read and write numbers in standard form (24), word form (twenty-four), and expanded form (20 + 4). We are also rounding numbers!
The first unit of Social Studies is all about Economics. We are first revisiting what was learned in 3rd grade by discussing Michigan’s State Economy before taking our discussions to the U.S. level.
As you can see, we have been working hard!
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!
Enjoy your week!

Our First Week of Fourth!

Hello Parents!

Wow! What a great bunch of kids! I can tell that we are going to have a GREAT year together! During our first week, we’ve enjoyed some Getting to Know You activities. These pictures show small groups sharing their four special numbers in what is called Math About Me. Please ask your child what numbers he/she shared!

School Directory

The purpose of this directory is to help parents connect with other parents for child get togethers (playdates, birthday parties).

We do not share parent emails at the office or teacher level. If you would like to connect with other parents to arrange child get togethers, you must complete this form. Once it is completed, the form will be emailed to all parents who completed the form. This form will not be published on the school website nor will it be printed and distributed.

School Supply List for 2018-2019

Hello, 4th Graders and Parents!

I hope you’re having a great summer! 🙂 Believe it or not, “Back to School” sales fliers will be out soon! As you are out and about, you may want to start watching for deals on the following school supplies:

Items that are required:
•A pair of gym shoes – they do not need to be new, just clean. These should be kept in your locker at school.

•A backpack or tote to carry your belongings

Items that are highly recommended:
•5 folders with pockets – a different color for each subject will be helpful.
•3 or 4 wide ruled composition books
•A pencil box
•Pencils, pens, and highlighters

•1 or 2 packs of sticky notes
•Fine tip dry erase markers

Items that are optional:
•Glue stick(s)
•Scissors
•Colored pencils

I’m looking forward to meeting you at the Georgetown Open House in August!
Mrs. Huizenga

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Welcome to our 4th grade classroom! We are going to have an awesome year together!

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Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you at our Open House!

Mrs. Huizenga

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